Monday, December 31, 2012

Seven Years Of Bliss.

“Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being “in love” which any of us can convince ourselves we are.
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.
-Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”

I was going to post all about this yesterday but I had such an amazing day that I just couldn't do it.Yesterday my husband and I celebrated our anniversary! We have been together for seven whole years and we've been married for two! I can't believe how fast these years have flown by us. I couldn't ask for a better partner or father for my children. I am so lucky to have found my match at such a young age and I look forward to all of the years we have ahead of us. Nothing is better than realizing that you've become one tree.
 Tonight will be our seventh new years kiss and I know at midnight I'll be reflecting on all the years we have conquered together, as well as looking forward to all that 2013 will have to offer us and our family. 

Here are a few pictures from our little celebration last night, we had a fantastic time enjoying each others company and eating some killer food.
1.// My husband surprised me with a Betsey Johnson sea turtle locket, I'm in love with it! 2.// Blood Orange Cosmos and doodling before dinner. 3.// We had three killer courses for dinner. The goat cheese stuffed peppadew peppers were amazing!

I hope that you all enjoy your New Years celebrations and remember to be safe! I will be bundled up with my wonderful husband and kiddos enjoying appetizers and watching the snow fall (finally)! 
Remember to link up to the GFC Collective and Happy 2013!




Welcome to the weekly "GFC Collective" party :) This is a link up for bloggers who want to gain followers and meet some awesome new bloggy buddies. I have met some pretty neat people by following them with GFC. It's so easy to keep up to date with all of my fav blogs :)

Not sure if this is the blog hop for you? Listen to what other bloggers have to say...

"Just to let you know, your blog hop is the best I've participated in for gaining new friends!!! I couldn't believe the results!! Thank you!"
- Danavee, This Vintage Grove

Has the GFC Collective done wonders for your following? Let me know, shoot me an email at peacoatsandplaid(at)gmail(dot)com

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Ring in 2013 RIGHT!

When you start to prepare for New Years the top three questions you usually ask yourself are
1.// What will you wear? 2.// What will you drink? 3.// Who will be your date?
Am I right?
Well in this post I got number one and two covered for you. I've been collecting some really yummy drink recipes to share for just this occasion. I also worked with House Of Fraser to pick out some gorgeous New Years Eve party dresses.  I'm sorry to say your on your own when it comes to who will be the one you lay a smooch on at midnight. I've had the same date for the past seven years and it's been fantastic (more on that tomorrow!) but I'm probably not great in the match making department.
New Years is the best time to break out your sequins, lace, and fancy cocktails. Here are a few flirty frocks and drink recipes that are sure to keep you rockin' into 2013!

All of these gorgeous dresses and many more can be found over at House Of Fraser!
 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Holiday Photo Dump!

I have an insane amount of cute photos from Christmas and a lot of other random things so this is going to be a pretty lengthy Insta-Lately! The kiddos had such an amazing Christmas! All of my family sent us so many gifts for them and we spoiled them rotten so they got everything on their wish lists. Hunter had a great time unwrapping presents and playing with all of his new goodies and every toy Marli opened was her favorite thing ever. I was even spoiled by my husband who bought me the most killer earrings and my mom and step dad bought us a new television, whattt!? All in all we had a spectacular time!
I'm looking forward to this weekend, my husband has a little something planned for our anniversary celebration on Sunday, so look forward to embarrassing photos of us from the past seven years, and then it's New Years! I have a cocktail and style guide coming up for you guys to get your new years parties in full swing, so look forward to that as well!
Anyway, here are some of the pictures that sum up our amazing Christmas week!



Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thrifty Thursday!

 It's the last Thursday of not only the month, but the whole year! We made it through the Mayan Apocalypse and Christmas, so what better way to celebrate than to Thrifty Thursday! I've been away for awhile which gave me plenty of time to hit up some thrift stores and collect plenty of goodies. If you thrifted during this hectic holiday season link up with us and show off what you found!
GypsyBeeeVintage has also been on a small vacation due to the holidays and I've been working hard to build up a new stock for the new year. When the shop opens back up in January you can find these items listed and ready to take home! 




This link party was created to bring together all of you thrifty bloggers! So link up with your blog post showing your recent thrifted finds! 

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

'Tis The Season!

 I know, where the heck have I been right? 
The holidays have left me overwhelmed to say the least, so I decided to take a little break from the blog and shops for a little while until everything slows down! I have so many Christmas parties and get-togethers over the next few days.
 The day after Christmas I'll be back in action so make sure to check back then! 
While your here check out these amazing vintage Christmas cards, and make sure you link up to The GFC Collective! This link up has been growing so incredibly fast and I cannot tell you guys how many amazing blogs I have found so join up and I'll try and take a look! Hop on over to Heidi's blog. Everything is new and gorgeous! I love the new look and name!
Also a huge congratulations to Tiffany Hutto for winning the Dan Brito Chubby Book Giveaway!

Happy Holidays! 




Welcome to the weekly "GFC Collective" party :) This is a link up for bloggers who want to gain followers and meet some awesome new bloggy buddies. I have met some pretty neat people by following them with GFC. It's so easy to keep up to date with all of my fav blogs :)

Not sure if this is the blog hop for you? Listen to what other bloggers have to say...

"Just to let you know, your blog hop is the best I've participated in for gaining new friends!!! I couldn't believe the results!! Thank you!"
- Danavee, This Vintage Grove

Has the GFC Collective done wonders for your following? Let me know, shoot me an email at peacoatsandplaid(at)gmail(dot)com

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Where your plants at?

 
Today's Kitsch Krazy is all about vintage planters! You can use these babies for just about anything. You can store all kinds of goodies inside, use them for vases (or their actual purpose), and add them to a space for a little kitsch-y decor. There are so many varieties and styles of planters, it's hard to choose! I find myself most in love with the very atomic planters and of course the amount of cute animal planters on Etsy is outrageous. Fluffy Poodle and Baby Fawn, I want you! 
Here are a few different styles that I love!

 
One. // Two. // Three. // Four. // Five. // Six.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Instagram, thumbs down man.


It's a sad, sad day. This could possibly be the very last installment of Insta-Lately for me. I'll still be sharing photos with you guys, but they will be from a different platform. Due to Facebook buying out Instagram and the changing of their terms of service, you no longer have to right to any of your photos or your personal image and "likeness" (whatever that means.) As much as I would like to crawl in a hole and die, or just brush it off and act as though it doesn't effect me, it does. Now I feel like the Mayans where right all along. The downfall of the social media empire? Hmm. Let's just see. 
I will not stand for being treated as a product that will be bought and sold with out my knowledge or consent. I will not stand for my children to be bought and sold without my approval or consent. They may have just changed a few small words, but those words make all the difference.
So as a big middle finger to Instagram I will likely be deleting my account (unless they change their policy asap), as well as my personal and business Facebook pages. It makes me sad to see Instagram and Facebook crumble to money and greed, I've been such a huge fan of the Instagram app since I joined years ago. Currently I'm working on downloading my 800 Instagram photos and finding a safe haven to share my photography with my friends and family, and all of you readers who like to keep up on me and the hive. When I work out all the kinks new buttons will be added to my sidebar and I'll inform all of you on where you can find me in the coming weeks! I hope that you all inform yourselves of your rights and know what you're agreeing to as a member of Instagram and even Facebook!


Christmas tree, lookin' spiffy. // Went a little canister crazy and bought two new beauties for my kitchen. // Received my new amazing leggings in the mail and took some time to work on projects. // Died over this goat cheese. // Crazy moon from my trip to see Kelsey. // Marli decorating Christmas cookies! // Working on some new hoop art from Kitschy Digitals. // Took marli to a birthday party, she was rather excited when we arrived. // Lazy morning with the homies. // Moments of a sugar rush. // I set up a flickr account so add me there!

**EDIT: Instagram was quick to explain away their terms and are making edits to their policies. You can read more about it here on their blog. Although this problem is probably going to be fixed, I don't regret showing my detest for the very vague and confusing policy they had before. When I sign up for a site like Instagram I have to agree with their terms of service, and if I do that, I am making myself part of their property under my own free will. Seeing this new policy made me realize that I am no longer agreeing to the terms(which are now being edited) which is why I thought about deleting my account. I'm glad that they making things more clear, but if I or we as the collective hadn't stated our concerns these things may have never been fixed. I'm glad to see so many people standing up and making their voices heard when we believe something is wrong or we are being treated with disrespect. I may be sticking around after all Instagram, but dont mess with us again or beware.
 This makes me feel better.